When Rufus A. Chapman was born on 8 July 1874, in White, Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry Chapman, was 26 and his mother, Mary Louisa Teasley, was 25. He married Belledonna Thompson on 29 December 1895, in White, Hall, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Habersham, Georgia, United States in 1900 and District 1441, White, Georgia, United States in 1910. He died on 13 March 1911, in White, Georgia, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Chattahoochee Hills, Fulton, Georgia, United States.
English: occupational name for a merchant or trader, Middle English chap(pe)man, chepman, Old English cēapmann, cēpemann, a compound of cēap ‘barter, bargain, price, property’ + mann ‘man’.
Jewish: adopted probably for a like-sounding or like-meaning name in some other European language; see for example Kaufman .
History: This name was brought independently to North America from England by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. John Chapmen (sic) was one of the free planters who assented to the ‘Fundamental Agreement’ of the New Haven Colony on June 4, 1639.
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